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Dr. Jewel Prestage Interview (1984)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-09-23

Duration: 00:06:51

Subjects: Prestage, Jewel L., 1931-2014 | Southern University and A & M College | Politics


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Prestage, Jewel Interviewee


This segment from the September 23, 1984, episode of the series “Folks” features Genevieve Stewart’s interview with Dr. Jewel Prestage, the Dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Prestage is the first African American woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in political science. She discusses: her goals for the future; her work on a study of black voting behavior during presidential elections; and the role of African Americans in Louisiana politics. Host: Rob Hinton